Best Places In Denver For A First Date

November 3, 2010 1:50 PM

Best Places In Denver For A First Date

(credit: Getty Images/ Patrik Stollarz)

Best Places In Denver For A First Date

(credit: Getty Images/ Patrik Stollarz)

Most first dates revolve around the traditional dinner and a movie. Boor-ring! Show some ingenuity; after all, you’re in the Mile High City among an active population. Our first date activities run from tame to off-the-wall (literally), so conducive for getting to know someone that you’ll be planning your second Denver date before the first one comes to a close.

Pepsi Center

1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 405-1111

The Pepsi Center bubbles over with activity year-round, from concerts to sporting events. If your date is into professional sports, head for a Colorado Avalanche hockey game or catch the Denver Nuggets for hoops action. The Colorado Mammoth professional lacrosse team plays here, too, offering a rowdy crowd and ticket prices that won’t break the bank. Check the venue calendar for live concerts, national tours and special events throughout the year.

Grizzly Rose

5450 North Valley Highway (Lincoln Avenue)
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 295-2353

Put on your best jeans and “kickers”, and two-step your way into each others’ hearts at Denver’s oldest country-western dance hall. Cold beers, loud music and a happy, down-home atmosphere chase away any first date jitters. Live concerts happen here too – not just C&W, but also 1980s rock and metal bands for some pure nostalgia (if you’re old enough to be nostalgic). Open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 2 am; Saturday through Sunday, 6 pm to 2 a.; Closed Mondays, y’all.

Greenway Park Dog Park

2002 Spruce Street
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 382-1800

Must love dogs – but that’s part of the attraction, right? Let your canine companions frolic in an off-leash, fenced area while the two of you get acquainted in a decisively non-threatening atmosphere. There’s water for the dogs and a multitude of conversation starters right before your eyes. Woof! Open 5 am to 9 pm daily.

Swingers Indoor Golf and Sports Lounge

9535 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(303) 799-0099

If you’re both golfers, two hitting bays allow you to virtually play 50 iconic courses around the world. If you know golf and your companion is learning, you know the drill – stand behind your date and help demonstrate the proper swing. Instant coziness. Even if you’re both non-players, the food and atmosphere here scream quality and fun. Pizzas and sandwiches head into gourmet territory, and TVs tuned to the best sports ensure a comfy, casual first date. Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 amto midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 2 am.

SkyVenture Colorado

9230 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(303) 768-9000

Put a G-rated “X” factor into your first date with indoor skydiving inside a vertical wind tunnel. Amaze your date with your athletic prowess…the experience takes the “I’m flying” scene from Titanic to a whole new level. Open daily, 9 am through the evening (call for closing times).

– Lisa L Perry